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The Rainmaker Group, Microsoft Team to Leverage Future
Products for Gaming Hospitality Operators
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Partnership Will Enable Operators to Extend Enterprise Data
beyond Revenue Management


ATLANTA, GA, November 17, 2008 –The Rainmaker Group, a world leader in automated profit optimization software and services to the gaming hospitality and multifamily housing industries for total customer value, announced deepening ties with Microsoft Corp. that will result, in part, in gaming hospitality operators’ ability to extend enterprise data beyond the revenue management boundary. The benefits to operators of rich data in Rainmaker’s revolution sm Profit Optimization Suite, combined with Microsoft’s robust reporting capabilities, were included in discussions during Rainmaker’s one-day visit to the Atlanta-based Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) earlier this month. 
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Tammy Farley, Principal and Executive Vice President
The Rainmaker Group
“Five of our team spent a day at the Microsoft Technology Center for a strategy briefing as it relates to the gaming hospitality market,” said Tammy Farley, Executive Vice President and Principal with The Rainmaker Group. “The briefing included SQL Server Analytics and the Business Intelligence stack.  This technology opens the door for gaming hospitality operators to take the rich data in our applications, combined with Microsoft’s robust reporting capabilities, and exploit data throughout the enterprise beyond the revenue management boundary to include budget data, occupancy data, and more."

“Coming to the MTC strengthened the valuable collaborative relationship we have with Rainmaker by giving them access to training resources, in-depth technical knowledge, and firsthand experience with the high level of investment Microsoft makes as a company in the success of our partners.” said Bill Pierson, Director of the Atlanta Microsoft Technology Center.

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In June 2008, Rainmaker released its popular revolution and revolution LRO Profit Optimization Suites on the Microsoft software platform, providing clients with the flexibility via Microsoft's .NET Framework architecture to self-host, or have Rainmaker host their applications in its secure SunGard hosting services. 

About Rainmaker Group
The Rainmaker Group is a software and services company that provides revenue management for more than one-half million units in the gaming hospitality, multifamily housing and other industries.  Rainmaker implements and supports the revolution Product Suite, which maximizes total property profitability for operators of casino hotels and other hospitality enterprises.  The company enables clients to identify and maintain availability for their most profitable revenue sources through revenue management implementations.  The Rainmaker Group helps casino hotels increase profitability through the accurate, instantaneous ability to determine the minimum acceptable value of each guest.  This increases client profitability by securing the most profitable customers and developing more effective business processes.  Hospitality clients include Boyd Gaming, Harrah’s Entertainment, Omni Hotels, MGM MIRAGE, Trump Entertainment Resorts and other leading hotel companies. 

The Rainmaker Group also provides the revolution LRO TM profit optimization solution that enables multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases.  revolution LRO TM lease rate improvement results have been reviewed and validated by independent accounting firms.  For more than five years revolution LRO TM has delivered optimized leasing rates to the largest operators in the industry including Archstone, Equity Residential, Post Properties, Laramar Group, Home Properties, Simpson Housing, Mid-America Apartment Communities, Carmel Partners and other leading multifamily housing companies.

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Contact:

 The Rainmaker Group
Tammy Farley
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 77
Alpharetta, GA  30022
Phone:  678-578-5777
Email:  sales@letitrain.com
http://www.letitrain.com

Media Contact:
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180 River Springs Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
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